B-17G " Cawn't Miss " 42-31116 614th
29 April 1944 Mission # 60 Target: Berlin
29 April 1944 , 06:40 engines are on.
21 aircraft were airborne by 07:30 , mission #60 , target today are Railroad marshalling yards in Berlin.
The 401st was part of a force of over 1,000 heavy bombers which dropped over 2,000 tons of bombs on Berlin
in the largest daytime blow ever struck at the Reich.
While the 401st did not encounter any enemy fighters , flak over the target was extremely heavy and accurate.
As a result the 401st lost three aircraft and crews, those piloted by Lt. Donald E. Butterworth (42-31226),
Capt. George Gould (42-31521) and Lt. J. H. Singleton (42-31116).
Missing Air Crew Report : 4344
1. Organization : AAF Sta 128.
Elmer M. Fetzer S/Sgt. 39030376 613 th
Alexander Martinelli S/Sgt. 33580362 613 th
- A/C weaved around after apparently being hit by flak.
It feathered # 2 engine and left formation.
It then joined another formation until it was lost sight of.
Mission to Berlin, Germany, # 2 engine hit by flak, It then joined another formation until it was lost sight of.
Crashed near Leers, France / Belgium border
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